Why the Drinking Age should Not be Lowered Imagine seeing a loved one being in a drunk driving accident, now imagine them being the drunk driver. All of this could have been avoided if the drinking age was not lowered, but some may disagree. Many people believe that if the drinking age were lowered, these problems would no longer be an issue. But many also believe that the problem would just become worse and maybe even cause greater issues.
What thoughts lead a person to drunk driving? A person may think “I am not drunk enough for anything to go wrong.” “If the other drivers on the road compensate for me, not thing bad will happen.” And therefore they elect to drive while intoxicated. Why should drunk driving be punished?
People should not agree with the Author because minor laws are more of guidelines and when people get caught they are fined for doing it. Readers who agree with Trippett might say something along the lines of the number of people that they see speeding everyday. An example of this is on freeways or highways. People are often seen speeding in these
I know when the holidays or big events come to the city the police try to increase the patrolling to keep drunk drivers off the street. There are too many people out there drinking and driving for the police to catch them all. . Maybe if they drive with more caution, they have less chances of being stopped by the police. I do know that having a DWI on your license can cause you to pay a lot of big fines and also
Several United States cities and other countries such as Canada have considered banning the use of cellphones while driving. In conclusion, texting while driving should be banned and police should increase the amount of the tickets for people who do it. texting driving is not safe and a lot of people got car accident I’m a testimony of that.
According to Carol Galbicsek alcohol is involved in half of all crimes. So if that is true, then making the legal drinking age lower would increase this rate. When people are intoxicated they don’t have any sense of reality going through their minds. According to Carol Galbicsek most crimes occur when people sell or serve alcohol to minors. Then the minors get really hammered and assault others and or even drive drunk.
One way we could stop them from enforcing that law is that they are not our parents. They should not be the ones telling us when to come back home and how long we can stay out, our parents should. As Kimberly Ellis states “The law does not help rebuild residents, trust in the police, and ‘gives the impression that we don’t know how to raise our kids.’” Also they think all teens are bad, and are criminals. Which they can’t prove that because a lot of kids are not, and don’t do anything wrong.
We all know why some teenagers drink because it makes them feel that they get away with breaking the law. Consequences for the teenagers can change that but we do not want them to have to experience the consequences of being under the influence of alcohol because if we do they know they are fatal. For example, dying in a car accident and killing one another is already a mess that we do not have to clean up because of a driving under the influence
Some gun control laws should be removed because gun control laws don't make you feel safer, they will prevent you from defending yourself and your family, and they don't stop criminals from obtaining guns or using them. Gun control laws say you can’t have a gun that doesn’t make you feel any safer at all because anyone could obtain it. They prevent you from defending yourself, so if you need to save yourself you can’t because you probably don’t have a gun. Lastly, any criminal could steal a gun and use it despite the gun control laws. Overall some gun control laws should be removed because most of them don’t really help at all.
Most states are taking this threat seriously and imposing laws to make using your phone while driving, illegal. Texting while driving is an enormous irresponsibility. When driving you 're taking everyone on the roads life in your hands, not only your own. People think "I 'm only looking down for a second.", but it only takes a
Sobriety checkpoints will allow the authority to have visible checkpoints in which a driver may be required to have their breath tested for alcohol. A sobriety checkpoints will allow the police to stop intoxicated drivers before any serious problems have been caused. Either way, police officers are able to detain any drivers that seemed to be impaired which will reduce the number of accidents. Even though sobriety checkpoints might seem like an the all end solution, studies show that “deputies were wrong 80% of the time when they thought reasonable suspicion justified forcing a driver to take FST” (Sobriety Checkpoints). Clearly, humans error is a main factor in these types of laws which is why sobriety checkpoints should not be a main
Whether it’s a college student or someone in the military, underage drinking is a serious problem and lowering the drinking age to 18 would only allow these problems to grow at a much faster rate, including those in the military. More and more teens would die from the effects of drinking alcohol and mixing it with their lives. Lowering the drinking age to 18 would not only affect the drinkers, but also those around them and even those who are not even born yet. The overall cost of lowering the drinking age outweighs the benefits. There is already so much being lost both in dollar value and in human value with an estimated 36 billion dollars being lost and over 13,000 lives lost (Testorff 3).